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Main Title A wedge analysis of the U.S. transportation sector /
Author Mui, Simon, ; S. Mui ; J. Alson ; B. Ellies ; D. Ganss
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Alson, Jeff,
Ellies, Benjamin,
Ganss, David,
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Transportation and Air Quality.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA420-R-07-007; EPA 420-F-07-049
Stock Number PB2010-108653
OCLC Number 918866332
Subjects Motor vehicles--Motors--Exhaust gas--United States ; Transportation--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Air polltion control ; Transportation sector ; Greenhouse gases ; Emissions reduction ; Fuel consumption ; Travel demand ; Transportation fuels ; Motor vehicles ; Carbon dioxide ; Stabilization ; Technology assessment ; Wedge analysis
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA 420-F-07-049 PDF file on file NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 10/12/2017
ELCD  EPA 420-R-07-007 PDF file on file NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 08/24/2015
NTIS  PB2010-108653 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([24] pages) : color illustrations
The concept of stabilization wedges is introduced and applied to the U.S. transportation sector in order to assess the potential of approaches that could reduce both greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and petroleum consumption. Three general approaches are assessed using a wedge analysis, including (1) improvements in vehicle technology, (2) switching to lower-GHG fuels, and (3) utilization of travel demand management (TDM). A broad range of assumptions are considered for each of these approaches, reflecting the wide range of estimates regarding alternative transportation fuels, improvements in vehicle technology, and potential reductions in TDM. A wedge analysis is used to help frame the issues involved and to compare the numerous transportation approaches using a common metric namely a wedge count. It is shown that approximately nine U.S. transportation sector wedges, each representing 5,000 MMT CO2e of cumulative reductions between now and 2050, would be enough to flatten emissions in the sector.
Title from PDF title screen (viewed on August 17, 2015). "EPA420-R-07-007." "April 2007." Includes bibliographical references.